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St. Thomas Canadian National Railway Bridge

St. Thomas Canadian National Railway Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: Summer 2011 and April 6, 2018

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railway (Canadian National) Over Kettle Creek
Location
St. Thomas: Elgin County, Ontario: Canada
Structure Type
Metal 6 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
630 Feet (192 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is one of two impressive high level railroad bridges in St. Thomas. This bridge has a more complex superstructure of the two, with an impressive deck truss span complimented by a series of deck plate girder spans providing an approach at each end. The bridge rests on equally impressive steel bents. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the bridge however are the labels rolled into the beams of the bents that read "Burbach 381" The only steel or iron mill known to have the name Burbach appears to be the Burbach Iron and Steelworks, which is a German mill. This would imply that at least some of this bridge's steel was imported from Europe. This would be extremely noteworthy, since the majority of metal bridges contain iron and steel fabricated by either Canadian or American mills.


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